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Amtrak - Richmond, VA (Ellerson Station)



RICHMOND

(Ellerson Station)

VIRGINIA

Amtrak Service to Richmond, VA Ellerson Station ended on June 14, 1976 due to discontinuance of James Whitcomb Riley, Newport News Section


Station Data:

Address

Meadowbridge Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Map

Location

37.6178 N, 77.3976 W

Elevation

38 m / 125 ft

Population

36,348 (Mechanicsville, VA)

Building

Wood

Condition

Demolished in 1985

 

Amtrak Train:

Train Name

Route

JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY

[ Chicago, IL - Tri-State Station, KY - Newport News, VA ]
Newport News Section was discontinued in June 1976



Amtrak Richmond Ellerson Station (Mechanicsville, VA) was located between Williamsburg, VA and Charlottesville, VA (about 6 miles north of Downtown Richmond, VA).  Amtrak provided free motor coach service between Ellerson Station and Staples Mill Road Station

In 1975 Amtrak stopped using Richmond Main Street Station and started using the Ellerson Station for James Whitcomb Riley.  However, Amtrak Service to Ellerson Station ended on June 14, 1976 due to discontinuance of James Whitcomb Riley, Newport News Section.  It was very short-lived station.  The old wooden C&O station building was demolished in 1985.

The last Amtrak timetable showing Richmond Ellerson Station (issued on April 25, 1976)

(Source: timetables.org 1976 National Railroad Passenger Corporation)

Amtrak Richmond Ellerson Station - Former C&O Depot (December 1975)

The old wooden C&O station building was demolished in 1985.




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